The April 22 episode of The Daily Nebraskan's daily news podcast, Your Morning on Campus.
John Grinvalds: Good morning and welcome to The Daily Nebraskan’s daily news podcast. It is Tuesday, April 23. Your weather for today is partly sunny with a high of 70 and a low of 41.
I am assistant news editor John Grinvalds, and this is Your Morning on Campus.
In today’s news, we will hear about a student podcast promoting positivity, UNL’s continued efforts to streamline its eduroam Wi-Fi service and UNL’s commitment to gender-inclusive housing. Here to guide you through today’s top stories is news reporter Libby Seline. So Libby, tell me about this student podcast.
Libby Seline: Rachel Long and Maddy Patten met during class their sophomore year, and struck up a conversation about Maddy’s lifelong dream: starting a radio show that is only about happy news. When the flooding struck Nebraska, their show, Happy Hour News, talked about sharing stories of volunteers and also creating a fundraiser for the relief. On a regular basis, they create fun segments and turn bad situations into good. While both graduating this year, the two are looking for two new hosts to take over the show, and keep spreading positivity around campus through the KRNU booth two.
Grinvalds: And what about UNL’s new Wi-Fi connection?
Seline: Many students have experienced trouble with the new Wi-Fi as the UNL made the switch from UNL-Air and UNL-Air-E to eduroam, such as problems logging on or finding the correct credentials, and some made those concerns heard at the listening sessions hosted by UNL Housing and ITS. During the listening sessions, Neil Brown, the director of Network Services, emphasized the importance of students submitting fix-it tickets for the ITS staff to know what they need to do and why. Brown said students should only need to log in to eduroam one time on their devices. ITS hopes to have problems solved by next Fall and is conducting a pilot program in Abel to address Wi-Fi connectivity problems.
Grinvalds: Finally, tell me about UNL’s gender-inclusive housing.
Seline: Gender-Inclusive Housing has been active on UNL campus since 2015. In a study by Ohio University, it shows that the housing program does not have big effects on their campus. For UNL though, Interim Director of Housing Charlie Francis and Founding Director of the LGBTQA+ Resource Center at UNL Pat Tetrahl said that gender inclusive housing has a very beneficial impact on students. Francis speaks about the statistics of living on campus, and how feeling comfortable enforces these students to stay. Tetrahl, along with the comforting part, says that GIH students feel more safe and connected to the university, and feel like they are able to stay in their own rooms.
Grinvalds: Alright, thank you to everyone for tuning in to today’s podcast on Tuesday, April 23. Be sure to check out dailynebraskan.com for more on these stories and even more UNL news. Tune in tomorrow, and enjoy your morning on campus.